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Neglected dogs look unrecognisable after incredible grooming makeover

Thirty neglected dogs so neglected their breeds were unrecognisable have been given an incredible makeover.

Before and after photographs show the amazing transformation for the poor pooches who were rescued by the RSPCA, with charity workers "left in tears" at the state of some of them.

They were found at a kennels in Skegness, Lincs, and shocking photos show the animals with overgrown and matted fur.

But the pampered pooches are now beginning to enjoy life and will recover at the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre in Nottingham until they are ready to be re-homed.

Adorable photos show Monty, a cross poodle aged around seven, Sebastian, a four-year-old Daxi-cross and Tink, a terrier crossbreed following their makeovers.

Ella Carpenter, manager at Radcliffe Animal Centre, said: "The dogs were taken for immediate veterinary attention where many were so badly matted they had to have their fur shaved off, this process took several hours.

"The matting had caused skin problems for some of the dogs so they have been having regular baths while here and have also enjoyed some more clipping to make them feel more comfortable.

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"Many also needed emergency dental work as their teeth were so rotten and some were struggling to eat properly and they were in pain.

"In total 80 teeth have had to be removed from five dogs and they are now on antibiotics and pain relief.

"They really were unrecognisable as to their breeds when rescued but they are all looking great now and are a lot more comfortable in themselves.

"They have a new lease of life and are now able to move freely without experiencing the pain of those heavy matts, glued together with excrement, pulling and tearing at their skin."

"We will spend the coming weeks rehabilitating them and will give them lots of care and attention so when we are ready to re-home the dogs we can match them with a perfect future owner."

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